Kojima recording battle scenes for Metal Gear Solid V

Today, Kojima is in the motion capture studio, where battle scenes are being recorded for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima took a few pictures. The bits of text below each photo are his commentary.

First, there’s a photo of a helmet meant for protection during the recording of a battle scene.


I’m in mo-cap shooting studio. This is for real battle.

Kojima also took a photo of someone wearing a protective pad, and seemingly holding some kind of weapon.


Pad for real fight.

The last photo shows Kojima on a motion capture ‘horse’. The photo is accompagnied by a quote from the game by Ocelot.


Afghanistan is a big place.


We are behind the schedule ….

Source: Hideo Kojima’s Twitter

  • mike

    The second picture looks like a grey fox to me.

    • GunsAndTheBeast


  • ObsessedGeorge

    He wields some kind of blade…

  • iSolidus

    I thought they were already done with the motion capture. Bummer, release date is still far far away it seems.

    • JHuang

      :c i already pre order ps4 i just want mgsV now

    • Necrostatix

      Doesn’t have to be, Since the “Ground Zeroes” trailer was released more than a year ago and snake already had smooth movements, just like in the new E3 trailer. So I wouldn’t be too worried.

  • solidmatt

    can anyone provide a translation of that schedule card?

  • neil

    Gray fox 😀

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    BEHIND SCHEDULE!! NO!! This cannot be happening! Looks like the game won’t be releasing until 2015 or even later since after all mo-cap and recording for North American version is done, they have to have all other countries recording and we all know how Hideo Kojima likes to release MGS in every country simultaneously or in close proximity. By the looks of the chart, I’d say development is 3-4 weeks behind schedule and the numbers indicate the amount of takes he expected to take for scenes on the chart and 60 is much more than he planned to do. I don’t know Japanese at all but I’d say I have a good guess. Anyone like to verify that?

    • Jim

      If you don’t know Japanese, how the hell can you tell from that picture that they’re 3-4 weeks behind schedule? It’s just some markings and dots to someone who doesn’t know the language…

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        Well, Kojima is showing that they’re still doing mo-cap so the only reason he could possibly be showing the chart is cuz it has to do with how many takes each scene gets or how many scenes they plan to do in the given time. Another reason could also be that since the A in the chart possibly stands for Alpha stage of each scene, they most likely just started development no more than two years ago on the actual game and performance capture which is why it says We are behind the schedule in the captions. The dots could even mean the count for how much scenes are done or takes done out of the target number which is in the left most column. I bet u that if Kojima were to show us the whole chart then the caption would make much more sense. Either way, my guess is most likely much closer to what the chart actually represents than what you may gather from it since u don’t know the language either and I probably made a better guess than anyone could on this article. I only say 3-4 weeks because the numbers on the left show they were supposed to have taken only 56 scenes or takes of scenes in a given amount of time which neither of us know but could possibly have been this past month most likely, so in that context, the 60 above those numbers might mean the total they did, hence the fact the caption is there. And the symbols next to it obviously translate to words possibly such as behind or spending too much time and/or the number days weeks or even months they were supposed to spend on the scenes or how far behind. You can call my hypothesis far fetched if you want, but I probably am closer to the actual message than you think, but I’m sure Kojima will give us another update soon to clarify on it or just give other info so it may not matter then since Kojima always clears things up eventually.

        • Joaquin Romero Victorica

          Amazing my fellow Diamond soldier . Your theory was right .

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            It was? Proof that it was? I don’t even remember this post.

          • Joaquin Romero Victorica

            well just read it. You predict tha the game would come in 2015. And you where right. See ya

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            Ah nice. And can’t wait to finally play it. See ya 🙂

  • PrinceHeir

    lol i thought Kojima was the mo cap for Ocelot XD

    at least for the horse scene 😀

    take their time!

    im still doing a MGS Saga playthrough(about to finish MGS3 now)

    so i don’t mind either way!

    plus PS4 version is im getting, so i don’t mind the wait!

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